Fundraising Events

Fundraising Events

Unique Events Designed to Empower Our Mission

Each year Kara presents our annual spring fundraiser. From sit-down galas to afternoon receptions with live music, auctions, raffles, and celebrated authors, our events are both inspiring and fun and most importantly raise funds to deliver our grief support services.

2018 Spring Fundraiser - Both Sides Now

Saturday April 28th, 4pm
Mitchell Park Community Center, Palo Alto
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Featuring award-winning author Nancy Sharp of the memoir Both Sides Now: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Bold Living and the children’s book Because the Sky is Everywhere. Her story is one of true resilience in the wake of tragedy, loss, and grief. On the very day that Nancy delivered premature twins, she learned that her husband's brain cancer returned after eighteen months in remission. Less than three years later, at the age of 37, she became a widow, and needed to "hold life and death" in the same moment ~ living "Both Sides Now." Nancy is passionate about helping individuals and organizations move beyond "stuckness", disappointment, and loss of all kinds toward growth and positive change. Her warm and genuine presentation style will inspire us all!

So bring out your friends, family and colleagues for this special late afternoon reception style "funtastic fundraiser" where you will have the privilege of hearing Nancy speak and an opportunity to support the important services Kara provides for our community through our Jumbo Raffle, Lively Games (including Dunk the ED), a Limited Edition Live Auction and Fund-a-Need Auction.

Visit our event site and buy your tables and tickets today at 'early bird' prices through March 11th.

If you are interested in volunteering or serving on our planning committee for this special event, please contact us using our Contact Form




Thank you to everyone who participated and made our 40th Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser in 2017 a great success! A special thanks to guest speaker Sheryl Sandberg for her poignant and inspiring words about choosing Option B. View our Facebook Photo Album of the Event and watch the highlight video of inspiring evening below.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit Kara is eligible to accept bequests. Please consider including Kara in your will or trust. Our federal identification number is 94-2431483. Contact us at 650-321-5272.